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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pastry Winter

Made a fews more cupcakes. What amazes me about them is how much more difficult they are than sweaters and blouses, Out of The Closet, (pictured right). When I chose the subject matter, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was just a sweet idea.

With Closet, I just laid out the shapes, painted them in and added the patterns. The painting was more design than picture. Chocolate Mice, with cupcakes, on the other hand, is a picture with solid forms. Spacial depth is an important element. Lighting is a factor, as is the direction of the brush strokes. Anyway, it's not going to be a quicky, but I'm in for the long haul. I'm in fascination with the concept and the format. With two more similar paintings to do,this is going to be a pastry winter.



  1. I am loving these colorful images :-)
    Actually, your pastries are making me hungry -- and that's a good thing :-)

  2. Love the "out of the closet". Such fun to look at and great color. Intriguing.

  3. The pastry painting with the cheesecake in the middle is my favorite. Maybe it is the angles in the middle - you've used the same color scheme in all of them. Nice idea.

  4. Thank you Margaret. The pastries are great fun, but work--trees and foliage are a breeze next to cupcakes and hard coated chocolate mice.

    Agnes, I was getting hungry painting them. And Honey commented as he passed by, "How come we don't buy cupcakes anymore? I love them." If he could relate, the painting must be coming along okay.

  5. Out of The Closet is great - I love it. And I love that you only took snippets of the closet... My, what colourful clothes you have :)

  6. Not really. Artistic license. Thanks for the info on the paper.